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Nowcast


Published August 22, 2009
Topics urban, mellow, minimal


"Nowcast" from 2% is a six track EP that carries a thick atmospheric sound with hip-hop styled beats that navigate through an airy, ambient climate. Sonics brighten and fade as you drift along side looping samples that amalgamate into long drones.

Fusing murky atmospheric ambience to hip-hop inspired beats, the "Nowcast" EP takes off in a stratospheric journey. 2% loops samples into vaporous drones, creating a milky haze for his melodies to refract within, then drops beats that land you back on solid ground. Additionally, tracks like "Neaps" and "Front" offer a beatless diversion that keep you lifted in this whirling, sun-drenched horizon.

Trenton McElhinney, the name behind 2%, composed the entire "Nowcast" EP on a Monome, a live sample-cutting platform. Using a modified version of MLR for Max/Msp, Trenton recorded tracks in single live takes and used minimal post-processing. This gives his EP a raw, live feel and emphasizes the elegance of it's own simplicity.


1 - Glory
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Virga
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Front
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - Leeward
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - Tops
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - Neaps
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)];

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